Adrian Gonzalez hit a towering solo home run to right field for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the third inning of Wednesday's NLCS Game 5. It broke a 2-2 tie, was the first Dodgers homer of the series and it came with a Mickey Mouse celebration.
As Gonzalez trotted back to the Dodgers dugout, he put his hands to his helmet to give himself Mickey Mouse ears. That, of course, is a reference to Monday's Game 3 when Gonzalez celebrated a double and Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright complained after the game about Gonzalez doing "Mickey Mouse stuff."
Gonzalez countered by pointing that L.A. is the home of Mickey Mouse (technically, Mickey's house is in Toontown, but whatever). My colleague David Brown countered by making this:
Here's the Mickey Mouse part specifically:
Gonzalez hit another homer in the eighth inning to finish his day 3-for-4 with three runs and two RBIs. He was the star of the L.A. offense in the team's 6-4 win Wednesday. This time around, the Cardinals didn't sound too perturbed. And Gonzalez said this is the last of the Mickey Mouse saga.
#Dodgers Adrian Gonzalez on his Mickey Mouse gesture after HR: "Just having fun with comment that was made earlier. Nothing against them."— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) October 17, 2013
Per Adrian Gonzalez, the Mickey Mouse ears have officially been retired. Carl Crawford has petitioned for them to stay. Stay tuned, kids.— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 17, 2013
Yadier Molina was asked about Adrian Gonzalez's Mickey Mouse gesture. Didn't seem to bother him at all. "He can do whatever he wants."— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) October 17, 2013
Carlos Beltran, asked about Adrian Gonzalez's Mickey Mouse ears: "I think homers, you gotta celebrate those."— Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) October 17, 2013
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